Editing Images

In this training we focused on two aspects of editing :

  • Editing images for your website
  • Editing images for a publication eg. Community Calendar

To future proof images for your archive scan the images at the best quality available to you or the equipment you are using.

Below is the presentation, it’s worth mentioning that the tables  were developed using information that Dave Collins (Oughterard Heritage)  researched and I’d like to thank him for his work.

JPEG, TIFF OR PNG – what do these mean?

JPEGs: Commonly used as the default image format because of their small size and versatility.

TIFFs: You can output your image as a TIFF when scanning it for the first time, a TIFF tends to be a much larger file than a JPEG and holds more information.

PNG: These are used a lot in post production. PNG are used a lot when editing ‘SOFT-COPIES’ (copies of an image that can already been scanned as a JPEG OR TIFF).

TIFFs are for your archive,  JPEGs are for the website,  PNGs are post-production copies.

When uploading an image to your website, make sure the image is a JPEG or PNG and NOT a PDF. The website treats image files differently to PDFs.  The PDF option is reserved for cocuments (PDF= Portable Document Format)

Uploaded Images should NOT be in PDFs

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